OP 14961-241

(Documentary Artifact): Two b/w photographic prints of Roberto Thomson standing on the top of an improvised ladder and extracting arrows from a crack in the ceiling of a cave 20-feet high. Three men assist in steadying the ladder. Another man pulls on a rope (?) attached to the ladder. According to notes on the verso of one of the prints, the arrows were there for 500 years.

Notes on verso of prints:
Image 1: OP 14961-241/ 88:17050-241/ 21/ 21-3/ April 12, 1926/ Comondu/ Robert on improvised ladder/ extracting arrows from a crack/ in the ceiling of the/ cave 20 feet/ high
Image 2: OP 14961-241/ 88:17050-241/ Comondu – Baja Calif/ getting arrows in roof of/ cave – arrows there 500 yrs/ Robert Thomson on ladder/ [typewritten attached note reads:] Robert Thomson gathering ancient Indian/ arrows from the roof of a cave in Baja California./ Persons who have studied accident insurance sta-/ tistics proving the dangers of ladders will ap-/ preciate this